The Clayton Street Bridge replacement project received a 2014 Project of the Year award from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) New England chapter in the category of infrastructure less than $10 million.
Louis Berger served as the project design consultant for the $5.5 million project, providing engineering and design services to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The 104-year-old Clayton Street Bridge was the first Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) transit bridge to use accelerated bridge construction techniques, which increase safety and efficiency of bridge replacements while decreasing the impact on traffic, residents and commuters. The bridge replacement was successfully completed in a single weekend, in just 56 hours, and without traction power, signal and communication service interruptions. By using accelerated bridge construction techniques, Louis Berger cut construction time by 10 months, and the state saved approximately $2 million.
The CMAA New England chapter strives to promote the profession of construction management and the use of qualified construction managers on capital projects and programs. Each year, the organization achievement awards recognize outstanding infrastructure projects that tackle the toughest challenges in the New England region.